Cookie Policy

Soft-focused ocean photo layered with a line drawing of a lily petal.

Firstly: You have a choice.

Your Cookie Consent (what you chose on cookie preference banner / pop-up window) is set to expire after 365 days, however.
You can change your cookie setting anytime via Cookie Preference Pop-Up Window.

What kind of cookies you get from this site and why.

What cookies, are they gluten free?

“A cookie is a packet of data sent by a web server (where websites reside) to a web browser (on your computer).
They are generated every time a user (that would be you) visits a website.
“Every time a user visits a website, cookies will collect some information about the user.
“Cookies are data, not programs. They can’t perform functions. They only detect web pages visited by a user on websites and store preferences.
“The information which cookies gather forms an Anonymous User Profile. They don’t gather personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers.”

From IGCSE Computer Science Textbook (edited by Webmaster)

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Necessary in making this website display and work well.

Currently, one such cookie loads even before your consent that is from the Cookie Consent Popup itself ( Cookie Name: moove_gdpr_popup ) which cannot be rejected – or else you won’t have a choice to reject other cookies.

Occasional Cookies

a.k.a. First Party Cookies.

Specifically, they are
Comment / Shopping Cart / News Letter sign up form Cookies.
They are generated only when you use specific functions and will be elaborated on Privacy Policy page. In a bit (as of 14May21).

Other People’s Cookies

a.k.a. Third Party Cookies.

Social Share Links

Notorious share buttons are not on this site; I work to make this site less harm to you as much as possible.

Please use “Permalink” at the bottom of each post / page, click on it —> URL copied —> paste to share.

Comment Cookies

Most of the posts have comment input form at the bottom of the page. By checking the box next to the line “Save my name, email, and website in this browser…”, you are allowing the cookie to be stored on your browser so that, the next time you comment you do not have to type your info again.

Content Delivery Network a.k.a. CDN

CDN is a service I use to make this website load faster so you don’t have to wait for too long.

The name of the service I use is called Bunny CDN, and their GDPR Page is here.

I may add a few more notes re. this in short.
– 14May21

Translation Service

Q. Does this work if I choose “Reject All / Disable 3rd Party Cookies” ?
A. Seems to work okay.

So as to serve more of you, this website uses the service called GTranslate (their Terms of Service Page) which pulls from Google Translate
Their terms clearly state:
“If you are using our Free version, we do not collect, store or transmit any personal data.” (Terms—>Privacy—>Information we collect and how we use it)
But “our Free service is based on Google Translate, which may set “googtrans” cookie to remember the selected language.” (Terms—>Privacy—>Cookies)

Shopping Cart

For my “Store” shopping cart I use a service called Gumroad.
Please refer to their privacy policy page:
( —> 3, Cookies and Similar Technologies )

Newsletter Signup

I use service Mailchimp. The sign-up form is hosted on their service.

In order to change their cookie setting, visit their Cookie Statement page, and upon landing on the page a banner will appear at the bottom of the page, and towards far right, there’s a button to change their cookie setting ( called “Cookie Preference Center” – couldn’t paste the link, sorry for inconvenience – you can also get to it at any time, from a link on the Cookie Statement page’s last line on the paragraph 2, right before “What Are Cookies” where it says “available here: Privacy Settings”).

They track you some, so if you wish to prevent that please adjust the cookie setting to your liking.

Web Analytics

Q. Is it okay to choose “Reject All / Disable 3rd Party Cookies” ?
A. Surely Yes!!

( FYI: Analytics would collect data that would give the site owner general ideas about what visitors like to see and what devices and browsers are in use. The site owner have no way of knowing who you personally are. )

As of now I am not using analytics service, but until fairly recently I was using one called Stat Counter.

Bit of history:
Sometime ago I deleted their service from my site. The Counter however still tracking at least some of the stats (my own visits mostly…) and their code buried somewhere that I am in process of uprooting.

Now, Stat Counter, when installed (free version), uses “Marketing Cookies” ( which studies your behavior on my site for targeted advertisement ).
Although I could not detect Marketing Cookies from Stat Counter on my site at this time, if you don’t like marketing cookies’ behaviors in general I actually recommend that you reject 3rd party cookies just to be on the safe side.

(References: Stat Counter on their cookies and the use of marketing cookies.)

Which brings me to….

How to reject unwanted cookies

This can be done by following methods:

Easy opt out

You can reject all cookies on the pop up menu (starts with “Sorry to bother you…” by clicking “REJECT ALL”.
Or, selectively reject Third Party Cookies / Strictly Necessary Cookies from cookie setting page.

There are more choices fyi:

Via your browser setting

Please allow me to refer you to:
Managing Cookies at

Alternate opt out

NAI Consumer Opt Out —> Manage My Browser’s Opt Outs
This is a method suggested by Stat Counter. The browser check takes a bit of time I have to say.

Recent Modification History:

February 07, 2023 (yellow highlight)
April 27, 2023 (pink high light)